Academics

 

Catholic education is the top priority in our school. Catholic values are integrated throughout our curriculum and we incorporate the tenets of our Catholic Faith into all aspects of our school. Students in upper grades have opportunities for retreats throughout the year, and all students take part in the planning and celebration of special liturgies during the course of the school year. Parents/Guardians are notified of these Masses and are encouraged to attend.

 

We work with other ministries in our Parish to perform Outreach projects. These include food drives, performances for our Senior luncheons, visits to local convalescent hospitals, care packages for our military, and gifts to those in need. 

GRADES K-5 

CURRICULUM:  

Religion

  • Weekly Mass in the Church

  • Liturgy preparation

  • Sacramental preparation

  • Spiritual retreats

  • Faith Families

  • Service projects

  • Eucharistic Adoration

  • ST. Mary Press "Finding Faith in Life" Bible Study and Religious Education

  • RCL Benziger Legacy Family Life Programs



Mathematics

  • Curriculum aligned to Diocesan Standards and Common Core State Standards

  • Small group instruction

  • Problem solving skills and critical thinking skills

  • Daily foundational skill review using Moby Max

  • Differentiated instruction for remediation and enrichment

  • Primary Math Mathematics: the Singapore Approach mathematics program


English Language Arts - Literacy

  • Curriculum aligned to Diocesan Standards and Common Core State Standards

  • Small group instruction

  • Foundational skills in reading

  • Conventions and knowledge of language integrating vocabulary, spelling, and grammar

  • Skills practice in persuasive, expository, and narrative writing using Four Square Writing (1-2) and Step Up to Writing (3-5)

  • Differentiated instruction for remediation and enrichment

  • Wonders  Reading and Language Arts Program


Science

  • Curriculum aligned to Diocesan Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards

  • STEM integration (Grades K-5)

  • Studies include earth, life, and physical sciences

  • Scientific inquiry

  • Hands on investigation and experimentation

  • Differentiated instruction for remediation and enrichment

  • Studiesweekly Integrated NGSS Science Curriculum



Social Studies

  • Curriculum aligned to Diocesan Standards and California State  Standards 

  • Studies include Communities, California History, and American History

  • Multiple field study experiences

  • Differentiated instruction for remediation and enrichment

  • Studies Weekly and St. Mary's Press 



ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Technology integrated throughout curriculum

  • Physical Education Classes

  • Music classes 

  •  Spanish Program 

  • Multi-Disciplinary Fine Arts Integration

  • Field Study Experiences

  • Drama 

  • Extended Day Care with Homework Club

  • Projects in All Grades

  • Weekly  Assemblies

  • Morning Rosary 

  • Altar Servers

  • Student Planned Liturgy Services/Student Cantors

GRADES 6-8 

CURRICULUM:

 

Religion

Curriculum aligned to Diocesan Standards and USCCB 

  • Weekly Mass in the Church

  • Altar Serving

  • Faith Family Leaders

  • Spiritual Retreats

  • Service Projects

  • Student-planned Liturgy Services with Student Cantors

  •  Penance Services, Rosaries, Stations of
    the Cross

  • RCL Benziger Family Life Program

  • Life Teen, Teen Timeline, St. Mary's Press, Encounter and Catholic Media 


Mathematics

  • Curriculum aligned to Diocesan Standards and Common Core State Standards

  • Problem Solving Skills, Critical Thinking Skills, and Foundational Skill Review

  • Differentiated Instruction

  • High School Placement Test Preparation

  • Course work in 8th grade “Advanced Math” is Algebra 1

  •  Dimensions-the Singapore Approach mathematics program



English Language Arts

  • Curriculum aligned to Common Core State Standards

  • Literature Studies include Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Poetry

  • Curriculum integration with Vocabulary, Spelling, and Grammar

  • In-Depth Novel Studies

  • Language Conventions and Clarity

  • High School Placement Test Preparation

  • Differentiated instruction

  • Two levels of ELA Instruction – Grade Level and Honors Prep (8)

  • STUDY-SYNC Writing and Grammar and Literature series


Science

  • Curriculum aligned to Diocesan Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards

  • Studies include Earth, Life, and Physical Sciences

  • Scientific Inquiry

  • Hands on Investigation and Experimentation

  • Science Fair

  • Differentiated instruction for Remediation and Enrichment

  • Discovery Techbook -Science Integrated NGSS Science Curriculum

  • STEM Program


Social Studies

  • Curriculum aligned to California State Standards

  • Studies include Ancient Civilizations, World History, and U.S. History

  • Distinguish among Fact, Opinion, and Reasoned Judgment

  • Differentiated instruction for Remediation and Enrichment

  • Discovery Techbook - California Edition 


Enrichment Elective 

  • Newspaper 

  • The Arts 

  • Digital Media 



ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Academic Decathlon

  • Technology integrated throughout curriculum - 1:1 Chromebooks

  • Physical Education Classes

  • Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Program

  •  Community Service Outreach, Drama, Choir

  • Washington D.C. Trip -Grade 8

  • Science Camp  (coming soon) 

  • Student Government

  • Service Outreach Programs

  • Altar Servers

  • Student Campus Ministry

  • Student-led Prayer Service Assemblies